I'm sure everybody prefers having their games on disc.
But, for those who are well-connected and like the excellent sales we often get here digitally - retail is a waste to even think of. Only time retail might be worth while to us is when a game is on major clearance and/or blow-out sale.
Problem seems to be, especially on the PC, at retail is that they keep sticking them on DVD's. That's especially even worse for the bigger-sized games. Who the heck wants to install 30+ GB games from on a ridiculous # of DVD's? What I'd do if they did the above that is just take my retail copy and if it connects to a service (like Steam, Origin, UPlay, etc) - I'll just let it do the download and go do something else for a while like watch a movie, TV show, or something else.